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Prom 66 - George Crumb archivePart of the BBC Proms. We celebrate the 80th birthday of George Crumb, a great American original whose hauntingly beautiful scores draw on many disparate traditions, often exploring novel performance techniques and involving symbolic or theatrical elements. Marking the 40th anniversary of the first manned mission to the Moon, Night of the Four Moons was actually composed during the Apollo 11 flight and ends - in a homage to Haydn's 'Farewell' Symphony - with the performers representing the 'Music of Mankind' leaving the stage to a lone cellist, portraying the 'Music of the Spheres'. Like Ancient Voices of Children, it sets verses by Federico García Lorca. In Vox balaenae, a flautist singing into the instrument imitates the cry of a humpback whale, while all three performers wear masks to efface their human presence. Approx finish time: 23:30. Broadcast Live on BBC Radio 3.


Claire Booth (soprano), Hilary Summers (mezzo-soprano), Nash Ensemble


Conductor: Diego Masson
CORONAVIRUS: All UK venues closed on 16th March 2020, restrictions were lifted on 19th July 2021. Please note that iUKTDb archive listings between March 2020 and July 2021 may not be accurate as we did not receive details of all rescheduled and cancelled shows.

Prom 66 - George Crumb

Prom 66 - George Crumb (Concert) production archive for QTIX code T0559667142. Details of all Prom 66 - George Crumb archived productions can be found under the QTIX code: S0203084924

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4 Sep 09Royal Albert Hall
Inner London
Greater London

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